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Winner of the Gerry Bartlett book is....

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....Congrats to Lindy , who wins REAL VAMPIRES DON'T DIET Email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your info and I'll get the book out to you as soon as I can.

Book Giveaway

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Interested in this print book? OBJECT OF HIS AFFECTION by T.L. Gray Blurb: Only weeks before the world turns its eyes on the River City of Louisville in anticipation of the Kentucky Derby, a succession of grisly murders marks the beginning of a serial killer's rampage. As a terrorized city holds its breath, Detective Ross Burke must find a way to get into the mind of a homicidal maniac whose cryptic messages lead him through a maze of twisted psychological games, where even those close to him become suspect. When the killer's advances stray chillingly close to home, Ross must decide just how far he'll go to protect the Object Of His Affection. Interested....post away and I'll pick a winner on Sunday night!!!

Spotlight Review: SMART GIRLS THINK TWICY by Cathie Linz

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SMART GIRLS THINK TWICE – Cathie Linz Berkley Sensation ISBN: 978-0-425-22648-3 January 2009 Contemporary Romance Rock Creek, Pennsylvania – Present Day Emma Riley returns to her hometown as quietly as she has lived her life since leaving Rock Creek. Emma is a sociologist doing a research project on the revitalization of Rock Creek, what social influences and changes have boosted the town’s star from fading to a center for the arts. One of her most important interviews will be Jake Slayter, once famous as an extreme sports competitor, who doesn’t want to cooperate, telling her his reasons for being there are none of her business. Emma is not the kind to give up easily; she comes from a background of being the peacemaker in a contentious family. Her family is in the middle of planning two weddings at once --- both her talented sisters are getting married. If the stress from being in the middle of her sisters' battles doesn’t kill her, getting Jake to talk should be no problem. We

Chat Wednesday night!

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Don't forget that Crazy Mo is hosting Jan Coffey in the Romance Reviews Today chat room Wednesday, January 28th at 9:00pm eastern time. Writing duo Jim and Nikoo McGoldrick aka Jan Coffey join Mo to discuss their book, The Puppet Master. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of The Puppet Master Click this link to go directly to the chat room: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Or go to http://www.romrevtoday.com/ and click RRT Chat. The chat will be in Mo's Book Buzz chat room. We hope to see you there!

A Perfect 10: RANSOM MY HEART by Meg Cabot

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RANSOM MY HEART – Meg Cabot A Perfect 10 Avon ISBN: 978-0-06-170007-1 January 2009 Historical Romance Shropshire, England – 1291 Finnula Crais is in a bit of a quandary. Her older sister Mellana is pregnant by her lover, Jack Mallory, a troubadour without a penny to his name. Finnula decides to help her sister by kidnapping a rich man and using his ransom to pay her dowry. Finnula thinks men are useless creatures and has no need to marry after her first unwanted marriage ended when her senile old husband died the night they became man and wife. She'd rather wear her leather braises than dresses and go hunting in the woods to capture game for the poor villagers who hardly have enough to eat. If Finnula doesn't find a man to ransom, her older brother Robert will hurt Jack so badly that he won't be able to walk. Hugo Fitzstephen has finally returned home after ten years away in Jerusalem fighting in the crusades. He and his squire, Peter, are on their way to his home wher

Book Giveaway: REAL VAMPIRES DON'T DIET by Gerry Bartlett

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Here's a chance to win a copy of REAL VAMPIRES DON'T DIET by Gerry Bartlett! Read the blurb by clicking here . What do you need to do to enter? Speaking of diets...did any of you make some New Year's resolutions? Are you sticking to them? Post away and I'll announce the winner Thursday night!

New Reviews Posted

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 65, January 2009, Volume 2 CONTEST: January Prize Books #1 LONE STAR WOMAN – Sadie Callahan & WARRIOR OF THE HIGHLANDS – Veronica Wolfe #2 – SMART GIRLS THINK TWICE – Cathie Linz & SEDUCED AT MIDNIGHT – Jacquie D’Alessandro Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. Winners of the January drawing will be announced in the first Issue in February. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not on the RRTChatters loop, you are missing some great conversations – and prizes. CHATS: Join Patti every Friday night in the RRT chat room at 9 PM ET to chat about this, that and the other. Join the Schemer every Monday night in the RRT Chat room at 9 PM ET – you never know what the topic will be! Join CrazyMo in the new chat room: Mo’s Book Buzz. Check out the new calendar o

Guest Blogger: Tracy Wolff

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Two weekends ago, when I was doing my first booksigning for my brand new erotic suspense, Full Exposure, a very nice man came up to me and asked me if he could bring his sixth grade daughter over to meet me.. She loves to read and write, he told me, and it would mean a lot to her if she could meet a real, live author. Of course, I said yes, and the girl and I had a lovely talk about the books she’s been reading and the ones she’s hoping to read in the future. About that time, her father reached for one of my books and asked if he could buy it for his daughter. Too which I responded, “Absolutely not! But it would make a lovely gift for her mother.” I did mention that Full Exposure is an erotic suspense, didn’t I? Somehow I didn’t think that very nice gentleman would appreciate what the book would teach his daughter . . . The young girl went away with a handful of chocolate and an autographed bookmark instead of my book—along with an armful of books I’d recommended from the YA section

A Perfect 10: VEIL OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian

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VEIL OF MIDNIGHT - Lara Adrian A Perfect 10 Midnight Breed Series, Book 5 Dell ISBN: 978-0-440-24449-3 January 2009 Paranormal Romance Montreal, Canada - Present Day Descended from an ancient, alien vampire line and dedicated to protecting both Breed vampires and humans, a group of warriors known as the Order are fighting an evil plan to upset the established social order. Using a powerful weapon, long thought extinguished, Rogue vampire Dragos is assassinating Gen One vampires at an alarming rate. The Gen Ones were responsible for killing off the original aliens who were a scourge on the human community, at times destroying entire towns and villages, and resulted in the Gen Ones creating rules and laws which protected both species. Warrior Nikolai has been sent to Montreal by the Order to get Gen One Sergei Yakut to agree to be protected by the Order. But Yakut is confident that he doesn’t need help, having already survived one assassination attempt with the help of a couple of u

Lora Leigh book winner is.......

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Congrats to Margie!!!!! She wins ONLY PLEASURE by Lora Leigh! Please contact me by Jan 31st at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your snail mail address!

Chat Wednesday night!

Join Mo Wednesday night for an awesome chat with three great ladies! Vicki Lewis Thompson, Anna DeStefano, and Jade Lee join us to discuss their anthology, Winter Heat. Door prize: Two lucky winners will each receive a copy of Winter Heat! Time: 9:00PM Eastern Time Place: www.romrevtoday.com Click on RRT Chat and then enter Mo's room ;) Hope to see you there! Mo

New RRTErotic Reviews are up!

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RRTErotic - Issue 27, Volume 1 – January 2008 In this issue, we have 24 new reviews and 3 new nibbles for your enjoyment. ( Quick List of new reviews) The February Contest is posted! Up for grabs is NIGHT OF THE HAWK by Vonna Harper We will also be drawing one name for the Samhain Publishing Contest.Just click on the CONTEST page for information on entering the random drawing! Single Titles (101 plus pages) Anthology ReviewsCARNAL DESIRES – Crystal Jordan - Lori – Anthology Futuristic Romance DRIVE ME WILD – P.J. Mellor – La Grand Mort – Holly – Anthology – Contemporary Romance FIRESTORM – Changelings – Lori – Anthology – Paranormal Romance FREE PASS – Elizabeth Scott – Holly – Erotica Contemporary Anthology SECRETS, Volume 25 – Cynthia Eden, Anne Rainey, Sedonia Guillone, Natasha Moore – Sinclair – Anthology – Mixed Genre SEXY BEAST – Kate Douglas, Vonna Harper, Crystal Jordan – Sinclair – Anthology – Paranormal Romance Contemporary ReviewsANYONE BUT YOU – Amarinda Jones – CeCe

Best books of 2008 continues.....

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How about best Erotic Romance of 2008? Which one rang your bell, so to speak, last year? Give us your picks and be entered for a chance to win ONLY PLEASURE by Lora Leigh! Click here for a blurb Winner announced Wednesday night!

Chatting...

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Where? Click here to enter the RRT Chat Room Chat with Patti tonight (Friday night) beginning at 9:30 PM eastern time. Book to be given away: TBA Then, on Saturday night, chat with Minx beginning at 9:00PM eastern time. Is she giving away a book? You'll have to ask her. ;-)

Susan Donovan book winner!!!

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The winner of the book The Girl Most Likely to.... is....poster #10 LAURIE Congrats! And email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing address. Check back Sunday for another contest!

Q&A with Donna Alward!

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Today our guest is Harlequin Romance author Donna Alward. Her latest is called The Rancher's Runaway Princess . Here's a blurb: By royal decree – she’ll exchange her tiara for a rancher’s ring! Brooding ranch owner Brody Hamilton keeps his heart out of reach. But there’s something about vivacious stable manager Lucy that brings joy to his hardened soul. Only he must put his past behind him before he can put a ring on her finger… Lucy Farnsworth has just discovered she’s of royal blood. She should be glad, but it’s blown her world apart and she just finds herself wanting to be the old Lucy again. At Prairie Rose Ranch Lucy’s found the man who makes her feel she belongs. Only she hasn’t told him she’s a princess… Now, meet Donna and feel free to ask her questions!!!! 1. Tell us about your newest release. The Rancher’s Runaway Princess is my fifth book for Harlequin Romance and it was one of those that felt sprinkled with fairy dust when I wrote it. My editor had asked

Chats Wednesday and Thursday Nights!

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Chats begin at 9:00PM eastern time . Click the link below to enter the chat room. http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Mo's chat will be in the Book Buzz chat room while Patti's chat is in the RRT chat room. Mo's guest Wednesday night will be Susan Blexrud Patti's guests on Thursday night will be with the Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors Brenna Lyons, Adrienne Brennan and Renee Wildes We hope to see you there!!!!

A Perfect 10: THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO... by Susan Donovan

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THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO... - Susan Donovan A Perfect 10 St. Martin's Press ISBN: 0-312-93951-5 January 2009 Contemporary Romance Persuasion, West Virginia – Present Day Twenty years ago, Riley Bohland was Kat Cavanaugh's knight in shining armor, always there for her, the center of her young life. The day she finds out she's pregnant, her aunt, principal of the school, tells her she will have to leave school as soon as she starts to show, Riley breaks up with her and tells her to "get lost", and she finds her father making love to another woman in his sculpture studio. After breaking the $250,000 bust he was doing, her mother told her to leave the house and gave her eighty three dollars. So Kat did what she was told, caught a ride with the driver of an eighteen wheeler and stayed with his dear sister, Phyllis Turner, for seven years, and remained lost for twenty years. Now Kat is back in Persuasion to tell Riley that he is the father of her son Aidan, and show

Guest Blogger: Kathryn Shay and a book giveaway!

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Good morning, Romance Reviews Today Readers. Though I’ve been on your site before, let me introduce myself to anyone here unfamiliar with my work and tell you about my newest book. I’m Kathryn Shay and I write for Harlequin Superromance and The Berkley Publishing Group. I have 23 Supers and ten Berkley Sensations published; there are over four million copies of my books in print. I write contemporary romance, sometimes with a bit of suspense thrown in. I deal mostly with everyday characters like firefighters, cops, teachers and construction workers, but occasionally I have a TV chef, a senator or a secret service agent as the hero or heroine. I like to explore social issues and I’m told my books are highly emotional, often tearjerkers, and have hints of humor. A MAN SHE COULDN’T FORGET focuses on your not-so-average heroine, Clare Boneli. After a bad accident, she wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, and there seem to be two men in her life, vying for her attention and her love.

Book winner....

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...is Karen H in NC!!!! She wins a copy of Young Vampires in France by Mardi Ballou!!!!! Congrats and please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info. Note for this week: I still have the contemp contest going on and there is also two interviews scheduled this week, as well as two chats. Check out the left hand side bar for our list of author chats! The next "best book of the year" won't be posted until next Sunday. One of the author interviews this week has a book giveaway.

Favorite Contemporary Romance of 2008

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Okay, so now that we've discussed Historicals and Paranormals, what about Favorite Contemporary Romance of 2008? What did you read and enjoy? Post away and you'll be entered in a drawing for.... The Girl Most Likely To... by Susan Donovan! Check out more at Susan's website by clicking here.

Chat now at RRT! (Friday Night)

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Come on and in chat at RRT right now until 11:00PM eastern time. Enter the chat room by clicking this link: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 (click RRT Chat to get to the right room) I'm giving away a copy of WHITE OUT by Vella Munn. A romantic suspense with more emphasis on suspense, I read this book in ebook format quite some time ago and loved it! Here's a blurb: The lives of four people with very different agendas converge at their remote mountain cabins. For the brother and sister, these few days offer them an opportunity to drag their childhood out of its hiding place and struggle to come to terms with their nightmarish upbringing. Most of all, they seek the courage to reach out to each other, to finally become true siblings. For the professional athlete, nothing matters beyond escaping the spotlight, facing the end to his career, and trying to find a purpose for the future. He brings a woman with him, a quiet beauty who hides incredible strength bene

Best Paranormal of 2008....

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I meant to post this last night but was too tired and went to bed...Sorry about that. We just heard what readers thought was the best historical and now it's time for the next round. What was the best paranormal of 2008? Give your opinions and be entered to win a print copy of.... Young Vampires in France by Mardi Ballou! Read the blurb here . Post away, and a winner will be announced Sunday evening.

The historical winner is....

..........SUE A!!.........she wins the Eloisa James book. Please email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com with your mailing info!

Mo's Book Buzz Wednesday night...chat with Tori Carrington!!!!

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All chats are at 9:00PM Eastern Time at: http://client0.addonchat.com/sc.php?id=102122 Join us this Wednesday as writing duo Tony and Lori Karayianni aka Tori Carrington talk to us about their Harlequin Blaze, A Few Good Men. Door Prize: One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of A Few Good Men! ******** Available Now Everywhere Books Are Sold! A Few Good Men 4 Encounters - Uniformly Hot! January 2009 ISBN 0-373-79449-5 Eric Armstrong. Eddie Cash. Matt Guerrero. Brian Justice. Just a few of the good men in the U.S. Marine Corps... Corporal Eric Armstrong is finally going to meet his sexy new pen pal in the flesh. Only, Eric already knows her...very, very well! Corporal Eddie Cash has a reputation for living on the edge. Still, even he's worried about his next adventure-fatherhood. Lieutenant Matt Guerrero has always been proud to serve his country. Only, this time it might cost him his marriage... Captain Brian Justice loves being a Marine, almost as much as he's s

New Reviews at Romance Reviews Today

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Romance Reviews Today, Issue 65, January 2009, Volume 1 CONTEST: The winners in the December drawing are: Shriley Wilson for #1 – QUEEN OF DRAGONS – Sharon Abe & ON THE PROWL – Karen MacInerney and Linda Crooks for #2 – PHANTOM’S TOUCH – Julie Leto & BLOOD DREAMS – Kay Hooper January Prize Books #1 LONE STAR WOMAN – Sadie Callahan & WARRIOR OF THE HIGHLANDS – Veronica Wolfe #2 – SMART GIRLS THINK TWICE – Cathie Linz & SEDUCED AT MIDNIGHT – Jacquie D’Alessandro Click on the Contest Page for information on entering the contest. NEW RELEASES: Visit our new release page and start your shopping list today! BLOG: Visit the RRTBlog to see what Patti is up to – and what books she is giving away. If you are not on the RRTChatters loop, you are missing some great conversations – and prizes. CHATS: Join Patti every Friday night in the RRT chat room at 9 PM ET to chat about this, that and the other. Join the Schemer every Monday night in the

Favorite Historical in 2008

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Throughout the next couple of weeks or so, we'll be doing a "Favorite Books of 2008" posts. Plus, readers will get a chance to win a book! First up....WHEN THE DUKE RETURNS by Eloisa James. Check out the blurb by clicking here. What was your favorite historical in 2008? Post away and enter for a chance to win this book! Winner drawn Wednesday night.

Lucy Monroe book winner is.......

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The winner of THE SPY WHO WANTS ME is......Flchen1 Congratulations and email me at pattifischer@yahoo.com

Happy New Year!

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May 2009 be the best year ever with lots of fabulous books to read!!!! .....from the staff of Romance Reviews Today